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Last Sunday's hike with pics


Thursday, December 06, 2012

I'm a little far behind and didn't get a chance yet to post pictures of last Sunday's hike. I went to an area just outside of town called Bear Mountain. I've hiked around a little in that area, but not a lot so I decided to go check it out more. It's forest service land too, but it's very close to private land as it's on the edge of some of the Gila national Forest.

First I stopped in one place and went to follow a dirt forest service road to see where it would go and where it would take me.





It's just so peaceful to go out and hike. I come back tired but rejuvenated too. It's my therapy. Walking among nature is just so awesome, wherever the road takes me.

Some places had sand but it wasn't too bad. Sand is harder to walk through but this is easier than some places I've been.



It doesn't show it in the pictures so much, but it was a steady downhill for quite a ways. Which I knew meant i'd be going uphill back to the car. I reall prefer to do the uphill first and coming back be going downhill, which happens quite a bit around here in places I hike, but this was the opposite.









Then I started climbing up hill a little ways, until I reached a locked fence that had a No Hunting sign on it and I'm sure it led into private land. The road continued on the other side. It didn't say No Trespassing, so I was tempted to go climb through the fence, but just didn't feel right about it. Usually the trespassing signs are posted on private land.







So I turned around and walked back to the car. Altogether, according to my gps, it was a total of 2.52 miles when I got back to the car. I was not ready to stop hiking, and so I drove further down the road to find another place to explore. There are lots of them out there. I took a few pictures of the scenery as I was driving to find a new place.



These were when I got to a mesa and could see further.





This is going to get really long so I'm going to stop here and do a separate blog on the second hike to keep from making it too long.
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MAYBER 12/10/2012 9:25PM

    emoticon God's Country

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SHAR8676 12/10/2012 7:51PM

    What a beautiful place to hike. Lovely!!!

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JANIEWWJD 12/8/2012 2:55AM

    It's awesome what a wonderful and beautiful world we live in!!!!!
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ANDYLIN90 12/7/2012 2:50AM

    Like you I love hiking where I'm not sure where the hike will take me. I'm always curious to see what's around the next corner. And like you, I'd much prefer to get the hard stuff done first. Your pictures are great and the scenery reminds me a lot of northern AZ. Thanks for posting.

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WENDYWITKOSKI 12/6/2012 10:17PM

    Beautiful! Love that blue sky!

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NAT-AGAIN 12/6/2012 10:06PM

    Love hiking! Beautiful pictures!

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FLORNH 12/6/2012 6:36PM

    So fun to see how different hiking is out there compared to here. Thanks for sharing!

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MICKEYH 12/6/2012 6:15PM

    Thanks for sharing. The picture's are beautiful !! Did you took them from your iPhone?

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THESUBY 12/6/2012 5:50PM

    Thanks for posting!

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SEABREEZE65 12/6/2012 4:26PM

    Beautiful!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 12/6/2012 4:03PM

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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STRINGI719 12/6/2012 2:45PM

    The first part sure was gorgeous!

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NATPLUMMER 12/6/2012 12:32PM

    What a beautiful hike!!

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ROSE-LITE 12/6/2012 12:08PM

  wow! gorgeous country to hike in!

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